Judy Dudar


Judy Dudar was raised in Alberta. She studied education at the University of Edmonton before moving to Nova Scotia with her husband and family in 1966. Family moves then took her to Vancouver, Norway, and England. After completing her BA, MA and Ph.D. she taught in the Departments of English at Dalhousie, Saint Mary’s and Mount St. Vincent Universities. As a VSO volunteer from 2000-2002, she taught in a rural Tanzanian secondary school.
Her children’s book, I Spy a Bunny (illustrated by Richard Rudnicki) was published by Nimbus in 2009.

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Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that each workshop’s participants share a level or range of writing / publication experience. This is to ensure each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their current writing priorities.

To this end, the “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions developed by WFNS:

  • New writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than two years and/or have not yet been published in any form.
  • Emerging writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than five years and/or have some short publications (poems, stories, or essays) in literary magazines, journals, or anthologies.
  • Established writers/authors: those with numerous publications in magazines, journals, or anthologies and/or a full-length book publication.
  • Professional authors: those with two or more full-length book publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” workshops, which provide more opportunities for peer-to-peer (that is, participant-to-participant) feedback, the recommended experience level should be followed.

For all other workshops, the recommended experience level is just that—a recommendation—and we encourage potential participants to follow their own judgment when registering.

If you’re uncertain of your experience level with regard to any particular workshop, please feel free to contact us at communications@writers.ns.ca